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Definition of "rumrunner" [rumrunner]

  • One who illegally transports liquor across a border. (noun)
  • A boat used to transport liquor illegally across a border. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "rumrunner" in a sentence
  • "When a rumrunner boat escaped a Coast Guard ship off Coney Island one summer day, thousands of people on the beach stood and cheered."
  • "Wait until the tax-payers figure out how much this new group going onto Medicaid is going to cost their state in additional taxes. rumrunner"
  • "The book is a new installment in what the author dubbed the Albany Cycle, a series that includes "Ironweed" and "Billy Phelan" and that began in 1975 with "Legs," a novel about the Gatsby-esque rise and fall of Prohibition rumrunner Jack Diamond."